June 2019 sees the return of KING SIZE SLIM 'Chess Square Sessions'. Hidden in the heart of Hastings Old Town is a public area with a rich and colourful history named Butlers Gap or 'The Chess Square'. It has become something of a tradition for the KSS line-up to perform guerrilla style shows in the Chess Square in early summer. This year the no fuss, all acoustic, pop-up shows feature new songs from the forthcoming new album alongside old favourites. The all daytime performances are never advertised and always at different times on different days. Check social media for details Sessions continue on the forthcoming KSS album 'Betta Getta', A number of new songs are 'in the can' and some really creative stuff has been going on tracking live rhythm section parts with the unique two-part KSS percussion line-up. The KING SIZE SLIM '2nd Sundays Spring Residency' was a great success with the three shows in March, April and May featuring the full band line-up and special guests, all being near sell-out. So by public demand negotiations are underway for an Autumn '19 follow up series.
May '19 May Day Festivals and KSS 2nd Residency part 3/3
The beginning of May saw KING SIZE SLIM play two wonderfully received shows ,Rochester Sweeps Festival and Maidstone Festival the former as a full-band friday night groover taking over Rochesters' famous 'Man Of Kent Alehouse , the latter in Maidstone as a solo support for genuine legend and lovely chap Geno Washington. Coming up in the rest of May. theres the last of three instalments of the KSS '2nd Sundays Spring Residency' at the Albion,Old Town Hastings. this months very special guest is Wah-Wah 45s artist Bev Lee Harling. Following on from their sold-out show at Pizza Express Live Soho back in February, everybody from KSS is very happy to be teaming up with Bev again for a home-town show. Recording sessions are booked for the end of May for tracking three new original songs for a forthcoming release. The sessions will feature the full live line-up of Double Bass, Resonator Guitar and the perculiar KSS two percussionist line-up. 12/05 KSS '2nd sundays Spring Residency' The Albion , Old Town Hastings , East Sussex 14/05 KSS full line-up Roots Club @ the Wrotham , Broadstairs, Kent 25/05 Purple Turtle 21st Century Blues Festival Reading , Berkshire
April'18 '2nd sunday Residency'
Early April sees KING SIZE SLIM embark on solo spring run of shows up and down the UK (see gig-list for details). Returning just in time for the second of three '2nd Sunday' residency shows at Hastings Old Towns' The Albion. The Sunday Sessions at The Albion is always a cracker and this one promises to be great. Special guest singer Lee Prudence of reggae band 'Mighty Sounds' will join the full KING SIZE SLIM band for a Heavyweight Acoustic Reggae-fied delight. Also on the bill are Hastings own Shanty crew 'RX Shanty'. Should be a corker!. Festival shows continue to come in for summer '19 and beyond with a few choice club shows in-between.